19 Things I’ve Learnt Since Moving to Manchester…
Everyone’s obsessed with Prosecco
Everyone’s obsessed with gin
Everyone loves a sesh
It’s not a real night out unless you get home while your housemate has already gone off to work. And they do it at least once a week!
Everything smells like weed… all the time
Sometimes I am just sitting in my room with my window open and will get hit with a stench of weed. But that may just be the area I’m living in.
“Alright?” is the equivalent of “How’s it going?”
I’ve been here for 6 months and still don’t know how to reply to “Alright?”
I once said, “Hi, how’s it going?” to a lady at work and she replied with “Only people from the southern hemisphere say that”
“Why’d you come here?” is a question I get asked daily
Literally, at least a day
I offered someone a mandarin and they asked why I offered them a language
We were just as confused as each other. They have clementines
They call work rosters rotas
Some others I’ve been stumped on is when I needed a Band Aid or when I said, “Pass the Glad Wrap please”
They’ve still got bloody 1 & 2 pence coins going round
If you think the 5c coin is annoying, you know nothing of annoyance
You can’t buy a cold drink
If you want a bottle of drink from a shop, restaurant, café, or even the movies, you may have a hard time finding one that isn’t tepid. I think, since it’s so bloody cold over here, they don’t want cold drinks. Maybe that’s why they like tea so much?
Mushy peas are (unfortunately) very popular
Beware the mushy peas when ordering fish and chips
Fish finger sandwiches are (also unfortunately) very popular
Gross. Just gross.
It is acceptable to go for a drink after work every night of the week
Especially when you work in hospitality
Apparently the Australian pronunciation of “risotto” is hilarious
I’ve since started avoiding the word at all cost
“Skint” has now been added to my vocabulary
Skint = poor
Eg. “I can’t grab a cheeky Nandos, I’m skint”
Getting paid monthly is the norm
And it is an absolute killer!
I accidentally came to the rainiest town in the UK
21oC means swimmers and sunscreen
The sun came out the other day and I actually ran to the window to look at it
Add “me” on the end of every sentence and you’re speaking like a true Manc.
Eg. “I love a cheeky Nandos me”